Businesses across the euro zone enjoyed a strong finish to 2013 as almost two years of job cuts came to an end last month, according to business surveys today.
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In the mid-1930s, consumer prices in Ireland were lower than they had been at independence in 1922. That period of deflation largely coincided with the Great
Small and medium-sized businesses are generally optimistic about the year ahead, according to the association representing the sector.
Frank Ryan has been appointed as the Chairperson designate of the board of IDA Ireland.
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, announced the appointment today.
European finance ministers have agreed on a broad blueprint for a banking union to close failing banks, before they can damage the wider economy.
Euro zone finance ministers have made progress on some details of a plan to close banks, paving the way for completion of a banking union that is to restore confidence in the financial sector and boost growth.
The Economic and Social Research Institute says the economy, measured by GNP, will grow by 2% this year and forecasts growth of 2.7% next year.
Business group Ibec has said the economy will grow by close to 3% next year, driven by a rebound in the domestic economy and a pickup in exports.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has addressed the nation as the three-year bailout loan programme comes to an end.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to give a national televised address on Sunday night to coincide with Ireland’s exit from the bailout programme.